All posts tagged shorebirds

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How to Test Shorebirds for Avian Influenza… Safely

Against the protests of the trappers, we therefore took the unilateral decision to release the birds…Species contained in the bags…included a globally Vulnerable Far Eastern Curlew Numenius madagascariensis, a globally Vulnerable Great Knot, single Greater Sand Plover Charadrius leschenaultii, Broad-billed Sandpiper Limicola falcinellus and Eurasian Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus, and several dozen other shorebirds made up largely of Dunlin Calidris alpina, Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus, Mongolian Plover Charadrius mongolus, Sanderling, Red-necked Stint Calidris ruficollis and Terek Sandpiper Xenus cinereus…

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Waterbirds of Korean Intertidal Wetlands face Extinction

“Waterbirds of Korean Intertidal Wetlands face Extinction” Seoul Press Centre, 10:00-10:30 September 3rd Organised by: Birds Korea/ Microhabitat/Soomdo Center Sponsored by: EcoScience Institute of Ewha University/Roots & Shoots

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ABC: Unregulated shooting in the Caribbean threatens migrating shorebirds

Press-release from American Bird Conservancy, August 24, 2012:

  • As hurricane season gets under way and Tropical Storm Isaac bears down on the Caribbean, biologists are paying particular

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TN95 Nial Moores of Birds Korea on the IUCN/WCC

A conversation with Nial Moores, Director of Birds Korea - the accredited NGO based in the Republic of Korea that works for the conservation of birds and their

New Website highlights Annual Slaughter of Migrating Waders on Barbados

A new website, shorebirdslaughter.com, is highlighting the slaughter (not an over-emotive term given the details below) of migratory shorebirds on the Caribbean island of Barbados. Below is

Mark Barter, Champion of Yellow Sea Conservation: a Tribute

It is with much sadness that we learned that Mark Barter passed away yesterday (November 21st) after a long illness. Mark made an outstanding contribution

Birding Australia’s Northern Territory – Day Four

My colleague, Digital Spring's Rob Jolliffe, is in Australia's Northern Territory, enjoying the birding trip of a lifetime courtesy of Tourism NT.

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Birding Australia’s Northern Territory – Day One

My colleague, Digital Spring's Rob Jolliffe, is in Australia's Northern Territory, enjoying the birding trip of a lifetime courtesy of Tourism NT. Rob will

BirdLife: Shot Whimbrels sparks calls for regulation of shorebird hunting in the Caribbean

From BirdLife Community website http://www.birdlife.org/community/2011/09/shooting-of-whimbrels-sparks-calls-for-regulation-of-shorebird-hunting-in-the-caribbean/, 15 Sept 2011:

Two Whimbrels Numenius phaeopus tracked by scientists from a US university have been shot by hunters on the Caribbean island

Catastrophic Curlew declines in Ireland

From BTO's Birdtrack August 2011 Update:

"As waders migrate south through Britain and Ireland, it is worth taking a moment to reflect on the fortunes of a 'resident' wader

  

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